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Nyepi Day, serene and quiet in the Hindu New Year in Bali

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Silent moment on Nyepi Day in Bali
If you need to listen the sound of silence, so you need to visit Bali this month.
Bali is a fantastic island. Bali is famous for its culture and tradition. One of the unique days in the world will take place in March 21, 2014 in Bali. It is known as Hari Raya Nyepi or Nyepi Day, the silent day. This is the celebration of New Year according to Icaka calendar that used by the Hinduism followers in Indonesia especially who live in Bali.

Praying at the temple before Melasti.
On the silent day the followers of Hinduism will do a special ritual by not doing four types of activities namely no fire or electric, no work, no travel and no entertainment. The silent day is going to be lasting for 24 hours. Why do they take such an unpopular action? According to Hinduism’s belief the action has an important meaning as a self control effort, so that in the coming new year everything will be better.

 The rituals on Nyepi Day:
1. Amati Geni - no fire or light (including no electricity)
2. Amati Karya - no work
3. Amati Lelanguan - no travelling
4. Amati Lelungan - fasting and no revelry.